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Old 02-11-2004, 06:17 PM   #1
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MD5SUM How to use it


Just to make it clear; I'm a complete and utter, utter total complete and uttely total newbie. So much so that I haven't even seen linux up and running. How much newer can one be?

Anyway, I want to give it a go and have started downloading some ISOs for fedora. I thought I'd try the MD5SUM thing on the first one to make sure it was OK but I don't know how to use it. Is it something that can only run from Linux? If so, that's a bit of a 'catch22'. I'm doing everything from windows as I imagine most Linux newbies would be. How am I supposed to run it?

Many thanks.

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Old 02-11-2004, 06:21 PM   #2
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here are some very explicit instructions for using the md5sum.

http://www.linuxiso.org/viewdoc.php/verifyiso.html

hope that helps.
good luck.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 06:55 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot PEACEDOG, I downloaded the windows version and my first ISO has checked OK.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 06:57 PM   #4
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glad to hear it. we'll all be here to answer any ?'s .
good luck.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 08:02 PM   #5
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glad to hear it. we'll all be here to answer any ?'s .
good luck.
yep - you may have a few of those in the near future

welcome to LQ - make sure to stop back

 
Old 02-12-2004, 08:16 AM   #6
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Thanks Genesee and PEACEDOG.
I'm looking forward to getting into this, my main problem is getting the time to read all the info there is out there. I hope fedora was a good choice to start with -- I'm sure I'll be looking at this forum quite a bit once I get started!
Thanks again.
 
Old 10-05-2013, 01:49 PM   #7
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Every time I download and install Linux I forget how to check for errors. I tried the link offered above, http://www.linuxiso.org/viewdoc.php/verifyiso.html, but's broken. Is there a new place to go for a quick tutorial?

Thanks.

Last edited by Kirsten; 10-05-2013 at 01:50 PM. Reason: forgot to include link
 
Old 10-06-2013, 08:25 AM   #8
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Hi Kirsten, Sorry about that, it looks like the site was restructured a bit. The new link to check the md5sum in Windows is here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...sum_in_Windows

Checking the hash from Linux just requires running the md5sum command from a terminal with the -c or check option.

Code:
$ md5sum -c file-to-check.iso.md5
Both the iso or file you want to check and the md5 file should be in the same directory, the one in which you run the command. Hope that clears it up and helps.

Good luck. ;-)
 
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:18 AM   #9
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Thanks, Peacedog! I'll give it a try.
 
Old 11-12-2013, 10:20 AM   #10
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Well, I finally took a shot at it, and realized that that link's instructions are only for checking md5sum in Windows. I'm in Ubuntu (13.04). I tried it anyway, but got a bunch of error stuff. Is there a set of instructions for checking md5sum outside Windows?

Thanks.
 
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He already told you in post #8.
 
  


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